Ann Clin Radiol | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Extramedullary Plasmacytoma: Demonstrating the Role of 18F-FDG PET-CT Imaging

Wumin Dai, Heqin Yi and Linfa Li*

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, China

*Correspondance to: Linfa Li 

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Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare variant of plasmacytoma that is frequently observed in the head and neck. Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the thoracic wall and duodenal bulb is quite rare. A 79-year-old man who was diagnosed as extra skeletal plasmacytoma treated with radiotherapy presented with a mass detected in right upper thoracic wall. Thoracentesis of the tumor was performed, and pathologic analysis confirmed the diagnosis of extramedullary plasmacytoma. Then the patient underwent whole-body PET/CT examination. 18F-FDG PET/CT showed slightly increased FDG uptake of the lesion with of SUVmax 7.3.


Extramedullary plasmacytoma;18F-FDG, PET/CT


Dai W, Yi H, Li L. Extramedullaryn Plasmacytoma: Demonstrating the Role of 18F-FDG PET-CT Imaging. Ann Clin Radiol. 2017; 1(1): 1002.

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